Sunday, September 6, 2009

Kindness of people!

Yesterday, in a totally unexpected parcel, I received these goodies. I had not won anything, I had not entered a competition, I had not ordered anything, I was not aware of any reason for receiving such delights in the post. To say I was excited, was a bit of an understatement.

There is a lady from Montreal who sometimes comments on this blog who, it appears, wanted to send me something nice. And Oh Boy, is it all nice! Some soap, some delightful creamy maple syrup sweets (oh how I love maple syrup!) a sweet grass plait and the pink yarn at the top.

It is all beautiful, but the pink yarn needs a paragraph all to itself.

Lise (for that is this most generous lady's name) bought this yarn for me some time ago, saying the colour made her think of England. How strange that I am wearing a sweat shirt of that very shade right this minute. This Inca Gold is 70% baby alpaca, 20% silk and 10% cashmere. Soft doesn't come near to describing how wonderful it is! Now I need your help - I am not going to just use this for a scarf or a shawl. It must be a garment of some description, but what to make with 800m of what seems like sock weight yarn? Off to search ravelry I think, unless someone out there has any good ideas!

Lise, I thank you. I am very lucky. I do not know what I have done to deserve such goodness, but I thank you for your kindness. x.


Elise said...

Hello, you have the most gorgeous site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are lovely and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect so thank you for sharing them all and best wishes....

Kathryn said...

Hotel Chocolat does a rather good chocolate with maple syrup cream centre called Mrs Maple. Well worth a trip to Cambridge!

marit said...

Wow- you're one lucky lady! That yarn is gorgeous! I too have 800 meters of sockweightyarn that is too pretty to make into socks...have been thinking of knitting a tanktop or something...let me know if you get any good ideas!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow! What a lucky girl you are! But how fantastic that Lise should send you something so gorgeous just out of sheer niceness!

But I'm afraid I don't have any clever ideas about what you should do with that gorgeous yarn - sorry!

LUcy x